This is a directory of paying freelance writer's markets. You can browse the writer's markets by category below or search if you're looking for something specific. All markets included in this directory are paying markets. Payment details are included in summaries where possible.
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WineMaker caters to home winemakers in the U.S. and Canada. They accept technical features of 1500-3000 words, "recipe" articles, general interest features of 1000-2500 words, and first person 600 word stories for the Dry Finish section. Pay ranges from $50-250 per piece.
Woodworker's Journal features project ideas, woodworking techniques, and tips for both hobbyist and professional woodworkers. Project pieces pay starting at $225 per page. Techniques and how-tos pay $225 per page. Features start at $150 per 1000 word article.
WOW! is "an ezine promoting the communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, publishers, and readers." They accept freelance contributions for articles of 1000 - 3000 words, and most articles pay $50-75.
WPHUB's blog focuses on the WordPress development community such as theme developers, plugin developers, and customization specialists. They accept submissions on topics such as design trends, up-and-coming plugins useful for developers, coding best practices, and more. (They do not publish reviews or how-to guides for WordPress.) Articles should be 800-1200 words each and have visuals. Pay is $100-200 depending on length.
Write Naked accepts pitches during limited open reading schedules. These can fall within categories of interviews, publishing trends, "Day-in-the-Life of a Writer," writing essentials, and their "Behind the Pen" section. They're looking for posts from 450-650 words. Pay is $75 per post.
Writer's Digest is a prominent magazine for writers. The magazine accepts a variety of freelance submissions including "5-Minute Memoir" 600-word essays, 800-1200 word author profiles, 300-600 word how-tos for the "Inkwell" section, and more. Writer's Digest pays $.30-.50 per word on acceptance. They generally do not pay for online-only contributions (and when they do, they pay $50-100).
WritersWeekly.com and The Write Markets Report accept contributions about selling your writing / making more money as a writer (not articles on "how to write"). Submissions should be around 600 words. Payments are $60 for non-exclusive electronic rights.
Yankee is a magazine for the New England region covering topics like travel, food, and home. The magazine pays on acceptance of freelance stories and purchases all rights.
Yes! Magazine features both a print and digital magazine featuring "nonprofit, independent, reader-supported journalism for people building a better world." Articles cover politics, the economy, the planet, and more. Pay for online reported articles is $.35 per word, and pay for print reported articles is $.50 per word. Small stipends may be paid for commentaries rather than reported articles.
Zift is looking for parenting guest bloggers, particularly parenting & technology bloggers or parents who can speak to technology topics, and paying $100 per accepted post.
More About the Writers' Markets
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